It depended on where you were standing to be honest... I was there during soundcheck and believe me the band spent hours perfecting every little thing! I was watching from upstairs and didn't notice the bass drum or snare being overly loud at all.
Also I couldn't work out - was the noise that sounded like a massive 808-style bass drop meant to be a bass drop or was it actually the drummer's floor tom? I couldn't work that out. If it was a bass drop it sounded really nice, if it was a floor tom what the hell was going on there...
I was that person who shouted to turn the kick drum down. It was stupid loud. I think the snare was a bit too loud as well (that's a real common complaint I have), but that obviously paled in comparison to that kick drum. Everything else was mixed pretty well I thought, so the sound guy probably had some experience. Not sure why it went so wrong there, and why they didn't even consider turning it down (or if the PA didn't let them do that, just moving the mic away from the kick) once GIAA'd started. But yeah. The concert was silly good, and I heartily approved their song choices. Don't think I could've asked for a much better set to be honest. Though I would have preferred Maybeshewill had played way more second and first album stuff, I really don't like the third album. I really enjoyed Nordic Giants too. Also I apologise to thee, into-oblivion, it's quite possible I was one of those tall people (I was stood in the middle and quite far forwards). Many sorries.
Great gig, apart from the bass for God is an Astronaut. Someone even shouted it after the first song :/ my experience was a little bad as well, was right in the middle and was standing behind tall people and people with huge hair so could hardly see the band at all
If anyone wants a ticket and the added benefit of a friend to stand next to, then I'm going alone with a spare! So please message me if you want to make an offer. Offer me anything, I'd prefer to not let it go to waste!